Protect, health & welfare

Identifying the challenge

In aquaculture, fish and shrimp are constantly exposed to pathogen pressures, environmental fluctuations, and other production stressors, negatively impacting survival and productivity. dsm-firmenich offers solutions to protect aquatic animals, reducing the risk of health and welfare challenges throughout the production cycle.

Tackling your health and welfare challenges, TOGETHER

With unique nutritional tools and specific expertise, we can help you to:

  • Improve survival, boosting productivity and profitability whilst tackling antimicrobial resistance
  • Reduce the risk of disease, for a more predictable and consistent harvest
  • Mitigate against feed contaminants which can be predisposing factors for disease for improved lifetime performance
  • Define and implement sustainability measures to improve your environmental footprint


Strengthen the immune system, improving overall robustness against stress and disease pressures.

Pathogen control

Proactively manage pathogen abundance, whilst reducing the reliance on antibiotics and chemical treatments.

Mycotoxin Risk Management

Mitigate the negative impact of mycotoxins and endotoxins, which negatively impact health and performance.

Sustainable aquaculture

Contribute to profitable aquaculture, within planetary boundaries.

From exposed to protected

With a strong innovation mindset and a willingness to build partnerships, dsm-firmenich has the most diverse portfolio in the aquaculture industry. Utilizing cutting-edge know-how and technology, we offer specific solutions for a holistic approach to protect your aquatic animals, for a more productive and sustainable operation.


  • AquaStar®

    AquaStar® comprises the most complete range of aquaculture probiotics for hatchery, feed mill and farms to improve growth and enhance pond and water quality.

  • Mycofix®

    The Mycofix® portfolio of feed additives represents the most state-of-the-art solution for protecting animal health by deactivating mycotoxins that contaminate farm animal feed. Its safety and efficacy are proven by 7 EU authorizations for substances that deactivate mycotoxins.

  • Biotronic®

    The Biotronic® line of state-of-the-art enhanced acidifiers support modern farm animals against Gram-negative bacteria.

  • Digestarom®

    Digestarom® line of phytogenics contain unique blends of herbs and spices, essential oils and other plant extracts to improve palatability and acceptance of feed, support digestion and overall performance of farm animals.


    Fish need a robust immune system to stay healthy. Rovimax is a high quality feed additive containing nucleotides to booster and strengthen the immune system- for best performance in aqua cultured species and better returns for producers.

  • Sustell™

    Sustell™ is an intelligent sustainability service that combines the most advanced environmental foot printing calculation tool with expert sustainability, animal production and nutritional knowledge to create tailor-made, practical solutions and business development projects that enhance the environmental sustainability and profitability of animal farming. Sustell™ unlocks the value of animal production sustainability.


    We offer additives that allow consistent delivery of precisely-pigmented egg yolks, poultry skin and fish.

  • OVN Optimum Vitamin Nutrition®

    OVN Optimum Vitamin Nutrition® is about feeding animals high quality vitamins, produced with the lowest environmental footprint, in the right amounts, appropriate to their life stage and growing conditions, to optimize: • Animal Health and Welfare ▶ good for animals • Animal Performance ▶ good for farmers • Food Quality & Food Waste ▶ good for consumers and the planet